Predestination Monday, 16 September 2019

Predestination

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scene and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Loopy.

  • Starring:

    Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby

  • Directed by:

    Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot, burned, punched, near-hit by a car, hair-pulled, wrestled, kneed, elbowed, held at gunpoint, pistol-whipped, beaten. Babies are kidnapped, abandoned. Bomb explosion, objects smashed/thrown, shattering glass. Playground fight. Screaming. Newspaper clippings/discussion of bombings, debris. TV footage of boxing match. Blood/gore: Corpse (photo). Burning, charred flesh, scars. Bloody nose, bloody mouth, bloody hands, bloody bullet wound. Bandages, stitching.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple has sex on a table. Kissing, undressing. Nude couple (side view), exposed breasts, shirtless man, cleavage. Sex change discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Anesthetic injection administered. Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, shots). Bar setting. Smoking. Testosterone mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals and disabled people. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Time travel, undercover operations, terrorism, identity, orphans, abandonment, bullying, adoption, confessions, stories, etiquette, unwanted pregnancy, childbirth, desperation, loneliness, destiny, fertility, bureaucracy, bartending.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Birth scene. Hysterectomy mentioned. Hospital, orphanage, bar settings. Spider, plane, toilet, urination, vomiting. Cooking meat. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on Robert A Heinlein's All You Zombies.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Thought-provoking, off-the-wall, bold, epic, compelling, effective, genre-crossing, polished, ambitious, entertaining, involving, well-intentioned, twisty, satisfying, suspenseful, clever, intriguing, classy, entrancing, strange. Exceptional performances, excellent special effects makeup, standout visuals, atmospheric score, faithful to source material.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unsubtle, methodical. Weak dialogue, needlessly complex, cheap payoff, story is easy to unravel, frequently states the obvious.

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